Kirsten likely to mentor interim team director

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/10/2019 12:15:30 PM

Centurion, Dec 9 Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten is likely to be brought in as a mentor to interim team director Enoch Nkwe, under whom the Proteas suffered 3-0 thrashing at the hands of India last month. South Africa had appointed Enoch Nkwe as interim team director for the team's India tour, a role which replaced that of head coach after the Proteas opted not to renew Ottis Gibson's contract in the wake of their dismal Cricket World Cup. Nkwe enjoyed great success with the Johannesburg- based Lions provincial side in the 2018-19 season, claiming the domestic first-class four-day and Twenty20 competitions. It seems Gary Kirsten will be helping Enoch Nkwe for the England series, which starts in Centurion on December 26. Kirsten guided India to their World Cup triumph on home soil in 2011 and took South Africa to the top of the world Test rankings in two years as a coach before zstepping down in August 2013. Kirsten was in charge of a strong Proteas team that included Smith, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher, all of whom have been named among people that could be approached to assist the board this summer. Cricket South Africa has been dealing with a host of issues that have paralyzed administration over the past six months. Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is all set to become Cricket South Africa's (CSA) director of cricket, to resolve the impasse that South African cricket presently finds itself in. The board meanwhile, appointed administrator Jacques Faul as acting chief executive on Saturday after a chaotic week in which they suspended CEO Thabang Moroe over governance concerns, had three board members resign and lost key sponsor Standard Bank.


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